PwC - Experienced Assurance Associate, Asset Management - Alternatives Assurance professional working primarily with alternative asset management clients on external financial statement audits. Passed all sections of the Uniform CPA exam and completed requisite educational credit hours for CPA license/certificate in all states (NY license application in process). Passed CFA Level 2 Exam in June 2017. Passionate about markets, investing and understanding economic reality and potential within business enterprises.
Microsoft Office applications, including extensive experience and advanced usage of key Excel functions and referencing techniques (index-match/v-lookup, pivot tables, ad-hoc formulas, etc.); Powerpoint, Word, etc.
Responsible for planning and executing year-end audits and agreed upon procedures for alternative asset management clients (Silver Point Capital, Contrarian Capital Management, MidOcean Partners).
Financial product exposure includes equities, debt derivatives, CDOs, bank debt, bonds, CDS, repo and reverse repo agreements, ETFs.
Recreate capital allocation models in accordance with partnership agreements including allocation of income, fees and hurdle/high watermark calculations.
Examine funds' capital structures, management and incentive fees, compliance with governing documents.
Communicating and solving problems promptly with clients, coworkers, and 3rd parties throughout all stages of a project.
Perform independent valuation assessments in accordance with SFAS 157: PE investments, illiquid securities, other "fair-valued" investments.
Coordinate with clients and third party service providers to obtain supporting documentation and explanations for FS disclosures and accounts.
Review Financial Statements, footnote disclosures, partnership allocations, waterfall/carried interest calculations and FS highlights (i.e. total return and IRR.
PwCAssurance Associate | Stamford, CT | July 2016 - Current
Performing substantive audit testing procedures of client investment holdings and investment returns: capital gain and interest income recalculations; profit and loss allocation to investor capital accounts; reconciling broker/analyst/Bloomberg info to fund marks; confirming investment quantities with 3rd parties; distressed security modeling testing.
Creating audit work papers from raw client and client accounting administrator documents.
Performing analytical procedures over investment returns and client investor capital allocations and client management/incentive fees.
Communicating with audit team members, clients and 3rd parties to maximize efficiency and minimize audit costs.
PwCAssurance Intern | Stamford, CT | January 2015 - April 2015
Was responsible for creating and updating logs of client confirmation requests sent and confirmations received from 3rd parties pertaining to client holdings.
Performed callbacks to 3rd parties to verify confirmations and broker quotes received by the client.
Tied out client financial statements in the completion phase of the audit.
Communicated with the client's fund accountants to resolve issues in confirming client holdings and pricing of securities.
Created documentation of confirmations and broker quotes received and tied out corresponding data to PwC audit files.
Assisted team members from staff through partners in all elements of the audit.
Hop Meadow Country ClubAssistant Tennis Professional | Simsbury, CT | June 2009 - August 2009
Improved my communication skills by teaching the game of tennis to students from young children to adults.
Practiced elementary bookkeeping and inventory control helping with the management of the pro shop inventory.
Master of ScienceAccountancyCollege of CharlestonCharleston, SC | 2016
3.7 GPA (graduate school)
Beta Alpha Psi Club
Undergraduate prerequisites prior to Master's:
Principles of Accounting; Intermediate Accounting I+II; Managerial; Cost; Federal Taxation; Accounting Information Systems; Audit; Microeconomics; Business Law; Management; Finance; International Business
3.95 Undergrad Accounting GPA
Qualifying business credits from UGA:
Macroeconomics; Real Estate; Risk Management/Insurance; Capitalism and Markets
Bachelor of ArtsPolitical ScienceUniversity of GeorgiaAthens, GA | Dec 2011
Bachelor of ArtsPolitical Science, International Relations, RussianCollege of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA
CPA progress: Passed (NY license application in process)